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Liverpool is reportedly planning a move for highly-rated Dutch defender Quincy Promes, in the winter transfer window. According to a report in the Transfermarketweb, the Reds are looking to take the Spartak Moscow star off the market.

This is not the first time the Reds have tried to add Promes to their ranks as they tried to buy the Dutch international twice earlier in the winter summer transfer windows of 2016.

The former Twente star has been a transfer target for rival Premier League clubs as well, with Arsenal and Everton reportedly indicating interest in the player. Promes is currently tied to Spartak Moscow until 2021 which implies a better leverage for the Russian club in any transfer discussions.

The 25-year old is a regular starter for his country, having been capped 23 times, and is one of their most consistent players, although Holland has been falling out of form in recent years. Promes has fulfilled his potential at Spartak Moscow and is an integral member of their squad.

The Dutch star is regularly deployed behind the main striker and has picked 9 goals from 14 games this season. He has consistently scored double figures for goals in five seasons in a row. Altogether, he has registered 52 goals in 103 appearances for the Russian side since joining them in 2014.

Promes recently put up an impressive display in Spartak’s recent 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Champions League group match which caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp. It is reported that the German tactician is considering a move for the Dutchman.

But where does he fit at Anfield? For all the frailties the Reds are experiencing this season, their attack seems to be in a good shape. The likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Dominic Solanke and the returning Philippe Coutinho provide Klopp with enough option for his attack.

However, there is a school of thought which says that the team has failed to take chances and score goals. Is the lack of finesse in converting chances turning the heat on the misfiring defenders? I know a section of fans would fire on me for talking about the struggles up front when we are scoring many goals.

However, it is widely believed that the team has failed to take chances and score goals. Promes could be the solution to their problem upfront. Promes’ stats speak for him

 

Temitope, an ardent soccer fan. I may be based in Lagos but I watch as much European football as I can. I've been writing about football for several years, You may have seen my work on The Football Weeks and Its Round and Its White. I'm also a keen music fan